I created WrayStars.Com as a platform to showcase Jamaica’s culture in a respectful, positive and uplifting manner. I became tired of mainstream media spinning their own narrative of my culture and zooming in on the negativities instead of trying to understand and highlight the beauty and the depth of my culture. I became tired of the stereotypes, the unauthenticated representation and the manner in which Jamaica has been perceived by people who has never visited there and who has never been directly involved in anything Jamaican related. This tiredness sometimes took a toll one me and sometimes angered me and so I decided to do something about it. In the words of one of my favourite authors Maya Angelou and one of my favourite quotes
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
Well, this is my change. Through this platform, I will positively change the narrative of life on my island. I will introduce you to the people, the music, the food, the entertainment, the lifestyle, the culture. I will introduce you to the owners of the moms and pops store, the community leaders, the hero parents, the rising stars and the children who are about to change the island for the better. I will introduce you to a whole new perspective, letting you know that we are more than beautiful beaches, sunsets and landscapes.
PS: Even though this site was created to primarily outline the culture of Jamaica, the content and highlights are not limited to only Jamaican culture as I openly accepted and appreciated diversity.
If you are interested in being featured on this site or have any questions and or comments about anything that is featured, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or any of my multiple social media